Music: People Should Care

The 13-year-old schoolboy wanted to know why no score was available for Haydn's Symphony No. 58. His teacher told him that "forty years ago a German publisher [Breitkopf & Härtel] started out to collect all of Haydn's works, but bogged down. It was too expensive and nobody cared." The 13-year-old thereupon resolved that Haydn's work should be collected and that people should be made to care. That was in 1939. By last week, at a heavyset 24, Boston's H. C. Robbins Landon was well on the way to both objectives.

Landon helped form the...

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